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March 14, 2017

Do you feel like you keep spinning your wheels?

Like you’re a hungry beast for information anxious to read the next blog, grab the latest white paper, or watch the hottest “how to video?” I can relate. I am a forever learner. However, I’ve been noticing something that I wanted to share with you.

When we allow ourselves the indulgence of pushing more in before we take action and implement the new thing/concept/plan – it’s totally in vain.

Have you noticed some of the greatest learners get stuck? Some of the most “positive posters” are actually unhappy and lost? It’s interesting.

When we stay in our head and don’t have follow-through, we are forever in this ingestion stage. To truly experience benefits, we must go beyond the mental. We must digest, assimilate, and create.

This all requires action.

I found myself falling into this trap. I recently installed this cool app to play podcasts in my car. I was so excited! For the most part, I’m usually listening to optimal psychology, holistic wellness, or business marketing experts.

This week, I had Amy Porterfield plugged in. They discussed how creating a 5-day challenge for your audience can boost engagement and increase sales. It was an awesome interview. As I was driving and thinking, ‘wow this is so cool, amazing content’, I had to pause and really take note that just hearing about the latest trend wasn’t going to do ANYTHING for my business.

My challenge to you is, before you consume your next informational nugget, take action on the last one first – Output Before Input.

This makes total sense, yet it is rarely implemented. Think about it in regards to eating. If you tried to cram in more mouthfuls before you chewed and swallowed, what would happen? You’d choke, of course. Yet, we hardly ever respect our minds and give it the same processing time before jamming in more!

Try my “Output Before Input” method this week.

I guarantee that your productivity will increase, your information overload will decrease, and you will have a renewed sense of self-satisfaction when you experience the results first-hand.

If you find yourself only having time to take in vs. going that extra mile to dig in and implement, then skip it.

The silence will actually have its own benefit.

Increase Productivity with Output Before Input

 

At some point, you need to get back in the driver’s seat, pick a lane, and follow-through to one destination. Once you start training your mind that the next piece of content that you are going to read will be followed up with action, it will redefine “what you order.”

I would love to hear your results! So after your week, please let me know what and how you did in the comments below. 🙂

Until next time…breathe joy,

Kc
Integrative Business Advisor